[Release] SATO’s Linerless Labels (NONSEPA®) Becomes First Label Product to be Awarded ‘Carbon Footprint of Products’ Certification in Japan


Tokyo, Japan, 13 December 2012 - SATO, a leader in barcode printing, labeling and EPC/RFID solutions, has become the first company in Japan to be awarded the ‘Carbon Footprint of Products’ (CFP-PCR) certification by the Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry (JEMAI) for a label product – its NONSEPA® linerless labels series.
This certification is part of JEMAI’s Carbon Footprint Communication Program and once achieved allows businesses to display a special ‘Carbon Footprint Mark' (below) on their websites and promotional materials showing how much CO2 is produced during a product’s lifecycle. This amount includes all CO2 emissions, from the procurement of base materials, until recycling or disposal. In some cases, this information can also be printed as text on the label itself.



 The Carbon Footprint Mark
(Amount of CO2 is written in blue circle)

 NONSEPA® Series Label Products

Achieving the CFP-PCR certification is an example of the efforts being made by SATO in line with its new focus on environmental conservation for a sustainable world. Displaying CO2 information will raise environmental awareness among businesses and consumers, which in turn should encourage a reduction in CO2 emissions.

SATO Holdings President & CEO Kaz Matsuyama commented:

“With the Carbon Footprint Mark, environmentally-conscious consumers can make informed choices about the products they purchase. There’s no doubt that making this kind of information visible will lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions. We’re very proud to be awarded this certification and intend to apply for such certification for more of our products in the near future.”

About SATO
SATO is a pioneer and leading global provider of integrated Automatic Identification and Data Collection Solutions that leverage barcode and RFID technologies. SATO manufactures innovative, reliable auto-identification systems and offers complete solutions to businesses by integrating hardware, software, media supplies and maintenance services. Customers rely on SATO for accuracy, labor and resource savings.

Founded in 1940, SATO is publicly listed on the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange in Japan. It has sales and support offices in over 20 countries and is represented globally through a world-class network of partners. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, it reported revenues of JPY 80,536 million (US$ 1.0187 billion). More information about SATO can be found at www.satoworldwide.com .
*Conversion is based on an average exchange rate of 1 US Dollar = 79.06 Japanese Yen.

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Daphne Tay
Public Relations Group
SATO Holdings Corporation
Tel: +65 6370 0201

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